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HKAAA E-newsletter (27.11.2015)

“Art Administrator 101” Series - Exclusive Tour for HKAAA Members/Volunteers at Ko Shan Theatre/
Dialogue with HKAAA: Dr.CHUNG Shui-ming, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development/ 
Highlight Event: Hong Kong Design Centre - Business of Design Week 2015
 
HKAAA Updates
 
“Arts Administrator 101” Series - Exclusive Tour for HKAAA Members/Volunteers at Ko Shan Theatre New Wing
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA) has launched this “Arts Administrator 101” Series and engaged experienced speakers to teach on various aspects of art administration skill. We hope this programme could equip new art administrators and also welcome experienced art administrators to join us to enhance existing skill.
 
Management team from Ko Shan Theatre will show you the backstage and other ancillary facilities
Sharing on venue management experience and architectural features of a purposely-built venue dedicated for Cantonese opera!
 
In recent years, Cantonese opera in Hong Kong often introduce new ideas by using the latest stage technology and cross-over with different art forms for a wide range of audience of different age. The 5-storey Ko Shan Theatre New Wing comprises a 600-seat auditorium, an exhibition gallery and an array of rehearsal facilities to support performance and rehearsal needs of performing groups. It is also equipped with a specialist store for Cantonese and Chinese opera products and a green roof. The new wing has won several architectural awards, including the 2014 The Hong Kong Institute of Architects - Merit Award of Hong Kong Jury’s Special Mention (Community Building), 2015 Chivas 18 Architectural Design of the Year Award (Community Architect), 2015 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets – Winner (Community, Culture & Tourism Project Award - Built), 2015 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets – Winner (Sustainability Project Award - Built), Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM) Society - Gold Standard and so on.
 
Presenting by HKAAA and Ko Shan Theatre together, this will be an insider-tour on front and backstage and bring your insights on venue management and architectural features of a building that is dedicated for Cantonese opera performances.
 
Details
Date:5 December 2015 (Saturday)
Time:16:30 ─ 18:00
Venue: Ko Shan Theatre New Wing (77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom)
Language: Cantonese
 
To apply, please fill in the online registration form at http://www.art-mate.net/doc/12463 by 2 December.
 
*Remarks:
1. This guided tour is exclusively open to HKAAA members and registered volunteers. Every applicant may bring a friend along.
2. Free event. First-come, first-served.
3. Cantonese Opera Investigation to Redress a Wrong will be showing on Ko Shan Theatre New Wing on 7:30pm on the same night of the tour. Ticket details could be referred to https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/program_957.html?tab=tabs-2807
4. For more information of Ko Shan Theatre, please go to http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/kst/
 
Acknowledgment for Leisure and Cultural Services Department Ko Shan Theatre for the venue support and guided tour service
 
Dialogue with HKAAA
 
Dr. CHUNG Shui-ming, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development (ACAD)

 
The Home Affairs Bureau launched the “Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme (ACDFS)” in 2011, which provides funding support of around $30 million annually to large-scale and cross-year arts and cultural initiatives/activities, in order to enhance the capacity development of promising arts groups and arts practitioners as well as to encourage a supportive culture for the arts in the community and private sector.
 
The ACDFS is designed and implemented by the Advisory Committee on Arts Development (ACAD). The fifth-round funding exercise of the ACDFS now opens for application till 6pm on January 8, 2016. The Guide to Application and relevant materials are available at the website of the Home Affairs Bureau (www.hab.gov.hk). Application workshops was/will be held on Novemer 26 and December 1, details can be found on the above website.
 
HKAAA: Hong Kong already has many arts funding schemes. Why did ACAD launch the ACDFS four years ago? What does this scheme expect to achieve?
 
Dr Chung: After reviewing the many local arts funding schemes, we launched the ACDFS with a view to opening up new funding avenues to support large-scale and cross-year arts and cultural initiatives/activities. The proposal should contribute to achieve four objectives: capacity development of arts practitioners, arts groups, art forms and/or the arts sector; programme/content development; audience building and arts education. The scheme supports a variety of art forms including performing arts, visual/media arts, arts education, arts administration, and multi-disciplinary arts, etc. Through this scheme, we expect to enhance the development of potential local arts groups and art practitioners, cultivate a supportive culture for the arts in the community and the private sector, and to foster a tripartite partnership among the Government, arts groups and the society to promote arts and cultural development in Hong Kong.
 
HKAAA: You have mentioned large-scale and cross-year arts and cultural initiatives/activities. Would you tell us how the ACDFS support arts groups and artists to promote arts and cultural development in Hong Kong under this perspective?
 
Dr Chung: The ACDFS disburses the fund in the form of “Springboard Grants” and “Project Grants”. “Springboard Grants” are matching grants which provide a 200% matching grant up to a maximum amount of $3 million according to the grantee’s actual cash income. The arts group must pledge a minimum income of $1 million, of which not less than $250,000 is non-government sponsorship and/or donation. First time successful applicants with proven performance may apply for another round of Springboard Grant which has a ceiling funding of $4.5 million. For this round, the applicant must pledge to secure a minimum cash income of $1.5 million, of which not less than $375,000 is non-government sponsorship and/or donation. It is envisaged that a maximum grant of $7.5 million for two terms of support will help promote the growth of an arts group.
 
“Project Grants” are direct grants which support large-scale and impactful non-profit making initiatives with an overall budget of $800,000 or above.  We are looking for proposals of high artistic/professional merit that fulfil one or more of the objectives mentioned previously. Funding support is up to a maximum of $2 million and may be provided for a maximum period of two years.
 
The ACDFS does not predetermine a fixed apportionment between the “Springboard Grants” and “Project Grants” nor among different art forms. Since the launch in 2011, the ACDFS has supported 21 applications of “Springboard Grants” and 39 applications of “Project Grants” with an aggregate funding ceiling of $140.75 million in total, covering various art forms mentioned before.  
 
HKAAA: Matching grant is a rather new practice in Hong Kong to encourage arts group to increase their income and solicit sponsorship.  So how was the result in the past four years?
 
Dr Chung: The response is enthusiastic. Since its establishment, 21 proposals by 13 arts groups, 8 of which succeeded in 2 rounds, have been supported by Springboard Grants with a ceiling funding of $71.2 million. These 13 grantees have received/pledged to secure donation or sponsorship at around $49 million by November 2015. “Springboard Grants” have come to its initial fruition in cultivating a supportive culture in the community and the private sector for the arts and cultural development in Hong Kong.
 
HKAAA: The fifth-round funding exercise has been launched recently. What does it take for the applicants to succeed? Is there any advice that you would like to give them?
 
Dr Chung: There’s no single formula to succeed. Assessment panels comprising ACAD members and expert advisers will assess applications in accordance with the four major objectives as well as the six assessment criteria including artistic/professional merit, creativity and originality, impact on the arts sector and the community, technical feasibility, financial viability, and the experience and execution capability of the applicants.
 
Those funded projects were outstanding in every aspect: some of them are creative, some come with an international perspective, and some focus on community engagement; nature too is diverse, with project goals ranging from arts education, audience building, talent nurturing to capacity enhancement of the entire artistic and administrative team.
 
The funding scheme is proved to be very competitive in the previous rounds. Interested applicants are advised to observe the trend of the overall development of the arts in Hong Kong. Also, while drafting the proposal, they could reflect on the proposal's artistic value, whether it could achieve the Scheme’s objectives, its expected outcomes and benefits, its monitoring measures, as well as its sustainability and long-term development.
 

Grantees of the music category organise arts education and audience building programmes such as instrumental masterclasses and family music series, in addition to formal concerts; physical theatre training for the youth aims to provide professional physical theatre training to young people as well as to nurture talents for the local theatrical scene.
 

Diversified visual arts activities in the form of exhibitions, conferences and flea markets, etc. help promote visual arts culture, build capacity of the arts groups and foster the exchange of art and ideas.
 
Photo courtesy of Musicus Society Limited, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio Limited and Para/Site Art Space Limited.
 
Highlight Event
 
Hong Kong Design Centre - Business of Design Week 2015
Business of Design Week (BODW) is a flagship event organised by Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002. Each year, BODW brings to Hong Kong some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to inspire the regional audience on creative thinking and design management. In addition, it also provides a valuable platform for participants to network, exchange ideas and explore business cooperation. Today, BODW enjoys the reputation as Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands.
 
Date: 30 November – 5 December 2015
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Conference) and PMQ (Forum)
Programme: Details
Speakers: Details
 
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association is one of the supporting organizations.
Please visit http://www.bodw.com/ for application and  more information of BODW 2015. Registration deadline is 23 November
 
Featured Event
 
 
The Central Conservatory of Music HK Foundation "Piano Recital by Sheng Yuan"
The International Piano Magazine, considered Yuan Sheng "The nation (China)'s premier interpreter of Bach."
 
Mr. Sheng’s performances and research on the music of Bach have attracted international attention in recent years. The New York Times said that “… the A major and A minor Preludes and Fugues from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, were models of clarity, balance and proportion. That is not to say that they were straightforward or unmediated: Mr. Sheng made the A minor Prelude into a fiery drama,with the equally energetic but stunningly voiced Fugue as an otherworldly rejoinder.”
 
Programme Details
 
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Time: 6/12 (Sun) 8:00pm
Ticket Price$290, $190
Programme Enquiries: 3965 4881
 
 
Opportunities
 
Arts Job Vacancies
 
Arts Funding:
 
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grants News - Grants available for application:
  • Taipei National University of the Arts – Kuandu Museum of Fine Art (Deadline: December 11, 2015)
  • Arts Production Internship Scheme (Deadline: January 8, 2016)
Contemporary Art Exhibitions at Old Bailey Galleries, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (Dealine: January 3, 2016)
 
 
Art Experience Foundation: "First Smash 3" Art Project (Dealine: January 31, 2016)
 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Dance Company "L’Amour Immortel"!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotional Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Time: 27-29/11/2015 (Fri-Sun) 7:45pm, 28-29/11/2015 (Sat-Sun) 3:00pm
Ticket Price: $360,$280,$220,$180 (Evening), $330,$250,$200,$160 (Matinee)
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at Urbtix outlets. (Not applicable for $180 and $160 tickets)
 
Programme Enquiries: 852- 3103 1805
10% off discount on Hong Kong Dance Company "Dancing Seoul to Soul – Korea‧ Hong Kong‧ Encounter"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: 8/F Platform, Hong Kong Dance Company, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Date & Time: 18-19/12 (Fri-Sat) 7:45pm, 19-20/12 (Sat-Sun) 3pm
Ticket Price: $ 180

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at Urbtix outlets.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 3103 1806
 
10% off discount on Pop Theatre "The Writing Adventure of Bui Bui" Musical!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
Time: 19/12 (Sat), 24-26/12 (Thur to Sat) 8:00pm
          20/12, 27/12 (Sun) 5:00pm
Ticket Price$200
 
**HKAAA Members are offered for 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at URBTIX Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 3956 3459
10% off discount on Chung Ying Theatre Company and Black Curtain "Time Stand Stills"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Time: 26-29/11/2015 8:00pm, 28/11/2015 3:00pm 
Ticket Price: $180
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at Urbtix outlets.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852- 5293 5989
 
20% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Sheng Clusters”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Sheung Wan Civic Centre Lecture Hall
Date & Time: 28/11/2015 (Sat) 8:00pm
Ticket Price: $200
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 20% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.

Programme Enquiries:852-3185 1600
20% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Chet Lam & HKCO”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 11-12/12/2015 (Fri, Sat) 8:00pm
Ticket Price: $150, $200, $300, $400
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 20% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.

Programme Enquiries:852-3185 1600
 
10% off discount on The Hong Kong Bach Choir "Lamentation and Prophecy"!
Introduction
Handbill
Facebook Page
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Time: 30/11/2015 (Mon) 8:00pm
Ticket Price: $360, $240, $120
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at Urbtix outlets. 
 
Programme Enquiries: 852- 5301 1094
10% off discount on Zuni Icosahedron "East Wing West Wing 12 — Let It Be One Country Two Systems"!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotional Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Time: 13-14, 17-21, 25-28/11 (Tue-Sat) 8pm
         15, 22, 28, 29/11 (Sat, Sun) 3pm
Ticket Price (Fri, Sat, Sun sessions) $280, $190
                    (Tue, Wed, Thu sessions) $252, $171
                    (Full-time students) $100

 
**HKAAA Members are offered for 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at URBTIX Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 2566 9696
 
10% off discount on Zuni Icosahedron "One Hundred Years of Chinese Architecture"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Time: 4-5/12 (Fri, Sat) 8:15pm, 6/12 (Sun) 3:00pm
Ticket Price$480, $280, $190
 
**HKAAA Members are offered for 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at URBTIX Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 2566 9696
10% off discount on Zuni Icosahedron "The Book of Changes"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Time: 11-12/12 (Fri, Sat) 8:15pm
Ticket Price$480, $280, $190
 
**HKAAA Members are offered for 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at URBTIX Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 2566 9696
 
20% off discount on The Central Conservatory of Music HK Foundation "Piano Recital by Sheng Yuan"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Time: 6/12 (Sun) 8:00pm
Ticket Price$290, $190
 
**HKAAA Members are offered for 20% off discount. Please fill in online ticketing form with your membership no. on cheque or ATM receipt for purchasing tickets.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 3965 4881
5% off discount on Hong Kong Arts Centre "Master Class with Fumio Nanjo: New Dimension of Museum"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: 10/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Time: 10/12 (Thur) 7:00-9:00pm
Price$650
 
**HKAAA Members are offered for 5% off discount. Please present valid Membership Cards upon Application. 
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 2922 2822
 
20% off discount on City Contemporary Dance Company "Soledad"!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotional Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Time: 11-12/12 (Fri, Sat) 8:00pm
Ticket Price$250, $180, $140
 
**HKAAA Members are offered for 20% off discount. Please present your membership card at URBTIX Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 2329 7803
50% off discount on Hong Kong Design Centre "Business of Design Week 2015"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, PMQ
Time: 30/11 (Mon) to 5/12 (Sat)
Ticket Price$1400, $7000, $8000
 
**HKAAA members are entitled 50% off discount, especially $500 exclusive offer for Culture & The City. Interested parties can register at https://reg.swiretravel.com/reg. Please send an email to info@hkaaa.org.hk to get the discount code for purchasing tickets. Registration deadline is 26 November.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 3793 8409
 
40% off discount on "The East Asian Regional Association of the International Musicological Society (IMS-EA) 3rd Biennial Conference"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: The University of Hong Kong
Time: 4/12 - 6/12 (Fri to Sun)
3-day Pass:
$1,000 (Standard) / HKD 600 (HKAAA Members)
1-day Pass:
$500 (Standard) / HKD 300 (HKAAA Members)
 
**HKAAA Members are offered for 40% off discount. Please mail the cheque together with registration form and a copy of the HKAAA membership to "IMS-EA 2015 Secretariat, c/o RhapsoArts Management Ltd., Room A, 13/F, Bing Fu Commercial Building, 450-454 Portland Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong". Cheque should be crossed and made payable to “The University of Hong Kong”. Application Deadline: 30 November 2015. 
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 2722 1630
10% off discount on Chung Ying Theatre The Musical "The Government Inspector"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Time: 26, 29-30/12/2015, 1-2/1/2016  8pm
         27/12/2015, 1-3/1/2016    3pm
Ticket Price$280, $220, $160
 
**HKAAA Members are offered for 10% off discount (max 2 tickets). Please present your membership card at URBTIX Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 8106 8338
 
 
15% off discount on Hong Kong SingFest "BWV 248 Christmas Oratorio"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Time: 4/12/2015  7:30pm
Ticket Price$340, $240, $140
 
**HKAAA members can enjoy 15% off discount by booking via email info@singfest.hk on or before 30 Nov.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852 - 5514 6327
 
  • The programme information above was provided by the relevant programme presenters who are responsible for the information’s content and accuracy. 
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change by hosting organsiations.
  • For details and enquiries of the programmes presented in this eDM, please contact the relevant organiser directly.
 
Year-round benefits for HKAAA members
  • Hong Kong Art School (HKAS)
    • An exclusive 10% discount for enrolment into short courses conducted by HKAS (Referring to courses that are categorized under the "Short Courses" section on HKAS website or as printed in the designated short course brochure, which is published on a half-yearly basis)
    • An exclusive 10% discount for enrolment into modules of the Professional Diploma in Fine Art (PDFA). (The PDFA modules are offered on a relatively flexibale basis, each module lasts for around 8 weeks; participants can enroll into individual modules without completing the programme. Currently, modules/ programmes accredited at Level 4 and Level 5 of the Qualifications Framework (QF) are being offered by the School).
 
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